Tower

Its animation, a mix of different styles, is breathtaking, the labor an appropriate homage to the struggles it depicts.

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The Tower

Beirut, Lebanon, today. Wardi, an 11-year-old Palestinian girl, lives with her whole family in the refugee camp where she was born. Her beloved great-grandfather Sidi was one of the first people to settle in the camp after being chased from his home back in 1948. The day Sidi gives her the key to his old house back in Galilea, she fears he may have lost hope of someday going home. As she searches for Sidi’s lost hope around the camp, she will collect her family’s testimonies, from one generation to the next.
Not Rated
Genre
Animated, Drama
Runtime
77
Language
Arabic
Director
Mats Grorud
Writer(s)
Mats Grorud
Cast
Laila NAJJAR, Makram J.KHOURY, Mohammad BAKRI, Mouna HAWWA, Morad HASSAN, Hanan HILOW, Shaden KANBOURA, Saleh BAKRI, Naheda AZZAM
FEATURED REVIEW
Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

The Norwegian-born Grorud spent a year working at the Burj el-Barajneh camp in the suburbs south of Beirut, culling stories from some of the refugees he encountered. From that experience he crafted the tale of Wardi (voiced by Romina Adl Kasravi), a smart if shy pre-teen who was born in the camp and ...

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